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'So Many New Faces' At the North Jersey Pride Picnic, TAP Into, June 17, 2021 

'Stand for equality': Pride events return in-person for LGBTQ community and allies in NJ, Asbury Park Press, June 1, 2021

Pride Month: How LGBTQ community, allies will be celebrating differently due to COVID-19, Asbury Park Press, June 1, 2020

NJ Pride to Host Roaring Twenties Gala to Benefit Programs for LGBTQ, Ally Teens Feb. 1, The Village Green, Jan. 7, 2020

Q&A w/ North Jersey Pride Founder C.J. Prince, Out In Jersey, May 17, 2019

New York's LGBTQ Pride March—as American as the Fourth of July? Bergen Record, June 21, 2018

North Jersey Pride is Seven Years Strong, Out in Jersey, June 6, 2018

March for Racial Justice on October 1, 2017 in Maplewood, Village Green, September 29, 2017

This NJ town raised transgender flag to protest Trump’s military ban,, Aug. 7, 2017

North Jersey Pride Suspends PrideFest to Join DC March for Equality, Village Green, May 16, 2017


South Orange-Maplewood Wear Orange; Rally to End Gun Violence, The Village Green, June 3, 2017


The History of Gay Pride Events in New Jersey, OutInJersey, May 29, 2017


Black Lives Matter Banners Adorn Maplewood, South Orange Public Spaces, Village Green, Feb. 22, 2017


North Jersey Pride Hosts, “How to Talk About Orlando,” June 19, 2016


West Orange LGBT Pride Event Will Go On, Despite Orlando Nightclub Shooting, The Patch, June 14, 2016


Love is Love: North Jersey Pride Defies Hate & Violence, Village Green, June 12, 2016


North Jersey Pride festival undeterred on day of terrorist massacre in Orlando, NJ101.5, June 12, 2016


North Jersey Pride, PFLAG, Team Up to Help Parents, Kids, Village Green, June 8, 2016


North Jersey Pride Run Drew Hundreds of Adults, Kids to South Orange, The Village Green, June 7, 2016


6th Annual North Jersey Pride Festival is Sun., June 12 in Maplewood, Tap into SOMA, June 11, 2016


10 Awesome Things to Do in NJ This Weekend,, June 9, 2017


Save Your Sympathy. You Are The Problem, Huffington Post, June 21, 2017


Gender-Creative Children in SOMA Inspire Awareness in School, in Community, Village Green, April 5, 2016


NJ Pride Presents “The Hunger” with Bowie and Deneuve at SOPAC Feb 11., Village Green, Feb. 4, 2016


5th Annual North Jersey Pride Festival Returns to Maplewood June 14, Village Green, May 25, 2015


Be a Transgender Ally on Transgender Day of Remembrance, Village Green, Nov. 16, 2014


“Pride Week Returns to Maplewood Next Month,” Maplewood Patch, May 23, 2014


North Jersey Pride Festival Kicks Off Today, The Jersey Journal, June 3, 2014


Towns Celebrate, Embrace Gay Marriage,” Essex News Daily, Oct. 27, 2013


Maplewood’s First Same-Sex Marriage Ceremony Performed,” Alternative Press, Oct. 21, 2013


Gay couples embrace their right to marry,” New Jersey Jewish News, Oct. 23, 2013


North Jersey Pride Rally in Maplewood,”, June 26, 2013


GOA Takes a Stand at Pride Festival, New Jersey Jewish News, June 19, 2013


Pride Postmortem: Did We Succeed?,” Maplewood Patch, June 14, 2013


PrideFest Draws Huge Crowd,” Essex News Daily, June 13, 2013


Booker, in Senate Race, Will Try to Match His Reputation,” The New York Times,

June 12, 2013


“Booker’s Senate Bid Sees Support in the Suburbs, Skepticism in Newark,” WNYC, June 10, 2013


North Jersey Pride Festival Brings Community Entertainment and Calls to Action,” The Alternative Press, June 10, 2013


“Senate Candidate Booker Vows to Fight for Equality at Maplewood Gay Pride Festival,” The Star-Ledger, June 9, 2013


“Cory Booker Comes to Pride Festival,” Maplewood Patch, June 9, 2013


“Weekend Staff Picks,” WNYC, June 8, 2013


“LGBT Pride Finds a Home in the ‘Burbs,” The Record, June 2, 2013

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